© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.79%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.79%.

The best performers of the session on the were Kajima Corp. (T:), which rose 1.48% or 24.0 points to trade at 1648.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:) added 1.39% or 36.0 points to end at 2629.0 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) was up 1.36% or 61.0 points to 4531.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 5.53% or 260.0 points to trade at 4440.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T:) declined 4.33% or 64.0 points to end at 1413.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 3.80% or 135.0 points to 3420.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2267 to 1209 and 223 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.36% or 61.0 to 4531.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.95% to 16.67.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.47% or 0.27 to $56.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.62% or 0.41 to hit $66.17 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 4.25 to trade at $1325.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 110.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 126.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 95.942.

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2019-02-28